with Richard Zeckhauser
Journal of Public Economics, 158, 2018: 103-112
Providing international public goods is challenging due to the substantial asymmetries among nations; small-interest nations have strong incentives to ride cheaply. Our empirical results reveal cheap riding intentions in providing for climate change mitigation, a critical international public good. We propose the Cheap-Riding Efficient equilibrium to achieve Pareto optimality despite disparate cheap-riding incentives.
with Rebecca Epanchin-Niell and Robert Haight
Risk Analysis, 38(3), 2018: 603-619
We develop an optimal sampling strategy to minimize the costs of pest introductions from trade by posing inspection as an acceptance sampling problem, and apply it to an empirical analysis of live plant inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
with Jorge Ale Chilet and Yusan Lin
IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, 2016
Applying text mining techniques to department store listings, expert runway reviews, and Instagram posts, we find that high-end fashion brands respond to competitive pressure by conducting persuasive advertising more than informative advertising on social media. This effect is stronger for brands that tend to adopt others’ designs than innovative brands.